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Wade Roberts, Director




Wade Roberts is a 30-year manufacturing / distribution veteran with a variety of substantive experiences in industrial companies, and an extensive mergers and acquisitions background. Most recently, Wade served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the NYSE-listed C&D Technologies, a $500 million in sales, manufacturer of energy storage and conversion products, with locations in the United States, Europe, China, and Mexico. 


Wade has served on the Board of Directors at the Association of Manufacturing Technology and Battery Council International as an officer in each. Prior to C&D, Wade served as President of Hale Products, Strippitt, and Group Executive of the NYSE-listed IDEX. Earlier employment included Senior Executive positions with Fried Krupp GMBH, H.K. Porter, and Kennametal. 


After earning his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Wade consulted for McKinsey & Company as a strategy consultant, with a primary emphasis on product/market strategy for industrial firms. Earlier, Wade graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis and served for six years in the U.S. Navy, including an assignment at the Pentagon.  He currently serves on the Board of The Reading Group, a portfolio company of LLR Partners, and as a Principal of The Tomorrow Group.